Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States: A History of America's ''Polyglot Boardinghouse'' by P. Ramsey, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States: A History of America's

Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States: A History of America's "Polyglot Boardinghouse"

by P. Ramsey
     
 

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This history of one of the most contentious educational issues in America examines bilingual instruction in the United States from the common school era to the recent federal involvement in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing from school reports, student narratives, legal resources, policy documents, and other primary sources, the work teases out the underlying agendas

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This history of one of the most contentious educational issues in America examines bilingual instruction in the United States from the common school era to the recent federal involvement in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing from school reports, student narratives, legal resources, policy documents, and other primary sources, the work teases out the underlying agendas and patterns in bilingual schooling during much of America's history. The study demonstrates clearly how the broader context - cultural, intellectual, religious, demographic, economic, and political forces - shaped the contours of dual-language instruction in America between the 1840s and 1960s. Ramsey's work fills a crucial void in the educational literature and addresses not only historians, linguists, and bilingual scholars, but also policymakers and practitioners in the field.

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"Paul J. Ramsey has written a comprehensive and definitive history of bilingual education in America. Based on exhaustive research, the book is at once a sophisticated piece of scholarship and an accessible introduction to a subject that every student of American education should read." - B. Edward McClellan, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, USA

"Ramsey gives us a pioneering, uncommonly literate study of bilingual instruction in the United States.The diverse contexts and wide array of participants' voices he assembles invite scholars, policymakers, and anyone drawn to the topic to probe deeply its multi-layered and contentious history. We have needed this important book for years." - Donald Warren, Professor of Education, Indiana University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137393289
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/05/2014
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paul J. Ramsey is Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education at Eastern Michigan University, USA.

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